Category Archives: Travel

Weekend Inspiration

Here are a couple of shots from a short hike last weekend. Enjoy your days off!

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The Traveling Taper

Most marathon training plans and advice articles emphasize the importance of the taper. During the three weeks following your longest run, you typically decrease mileage and focus on rest and recovery. In many ways, the taper is the hardest part … Continue reading

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Black Spaghetti with Cornmeal Fried Shrimp

Last summer my mom visited me in Germany and we traveled around quite a bit. We ended our trip in Venice, where we ate and ate and ate the most delicious foods. One of the things I really wanted to … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake (for recovery)

This has been a great weekend! We’ve had perfect fall weather, cool but still sunny, and there is lots to do in Leipzig right now. The last weekend of each month is a huge antique market south of the city, … Continue reading

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First Anniversary Weekend

Its hard to believe that we have already been married for a year! We had so much fun at our wedding, and its been a great year since. To celebrate one year, we decided to spend a few days in … Continue reading

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Summer Recap

Its hard to believe that September is already here! Summer felt especially short this year, because I was in the chilly, wintry Southern Hemisphere until the beginning of July, and August in Leipzig brought cool weather. That said, I’ve enjoyed … Continue reading

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Namibia Dreaming

I have been studying the dietary habits of a group of hunter gatherers in Northwestern Namibia for the last three years. I spend months at a time camping in the bush, hiking, running at dawn, learning how to forage for … Continue reading

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